Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding

A little spicy, a little sweet and a lot delicious, this Spicy Cheddar Cornbread Pudding is our most-requested side dish ever. We use two kinds of cheeses — extra-sharp cheddar and pepper jack — to give it loads of flavor. Make it with fresh summer corn when it’s in season, but it’s just as good with frozen corn the rest of the year. 

Thai Basil Gimlet

Thai basil adds spicy, anise-like notes to a gimlet. Together with lime, elderflower liqueur, and good quality gin, the Thai basil gimlet is a cool twist on an elegant classic that we can sip while enjoying the color and scents of our summer herb garden.

Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Is it possible for a cookie made without butter or flour to be the most delicious cookie we’ve ever tasted? The answer is a resounding YES. With only 3 essential ingredients: peanut butter, eggs and brown sugar, these cookies are practically a miracle. Crisp on the...
Pomegranate Glazed Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel & Leeks

Pomegranate Glazed Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel & Leeks

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Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze and Roasted Fennel

Just because a recipe uses fruit, it doesn’t have to be fruity. A tangy pomegranate glaze gives this salmon a delightful balance of sweetness and acidity, and slow-roasting turns the fish, and the fennel and leeks that cook with it, meltingly tender and silky. This is one of the easiest dishes we’ve ever made, and one of the most delicious. 

Let’s get this out of the way upfront: there’s a meat-and-fruit tradition in cooking that we’re just not a hundred percent on board with. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with that kind of combination, but the problem occurs when the fruit is overly sweet and there’s nothing to balance it out. When you have a fatty cut of meat — such as lamb — or fish, such as the wild salmon we use here — it benefits from being cut with an acidic component. It’s the same reason we use oil and vinegar together in a salad dressing.

We’ll often use lemon in our dishes to contribute that balance. This week, though, we’re looking at how pomegranate molasses, made into a pomegranate glaze, can lend a similar complexity to the rich flavor of roasted salmon.

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Lemongrass Collins

Lemongrass Collins

A lemongrass collins takes a little work, and a little time, but you will end up with a delicious, refreshing cocktail that will also and not coincidentally knock you on your arse.

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Lemongrass and Lemon-Peel Infused Vodka

Lemongrass and Lemon-Peel Infused Vodka

Did you know that if you put tasty things into vodka (or gin) and let it steep for a while in a cool, dark place you wind up with vodka (or gin) that tastes like whatever delicious thing you put in it? I can't believe I've never done this before and, to be honest, I'm...

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Skillet Chicken with Wine, Shallots and Mustard

Skillet Chicken with Wine, Shallots and Mustard

You know how sometimes when you watch a cooking show (don't judge me, I find them very relaxing), the host will say something like "this ____ is so simple and quick, it's easier than ordering a pizza!" and then they proceed to use 6 different pots and pans (on their...

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Roasted Cipollini Onions with Thyme

Roasted Cipollini Onions with Thyme

Roasted cipollini onions are a great accompaniment to any meal - they have a sweet and savory caramel flavor that we combine with thyme for added depth. If you're not familiar with them, Cipollini onions (pronounced chip-oh-lee-knee) are a thin-skinned, mild onion...

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Crispy Duck Breasts with Sherry and Figs

Crispy Duck Breasts with Sherry and Figs

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! In today's episode of Nerds with...

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Three Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Three Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Guys. Guuuuuuuuuuys. I just can't with this cake. LOOK AT IT! Is this not the most delightfully bonkers looking cake you've ever seen? Hello? Are you listening to me? You're hypnotized, aren't you? It's okay, I get it. *SNAP* Welcome back. You can put your shoes back...

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